Evans is a great surname to have, particularly if your Welsh. And if you're not Welsh but you're named Evans then it's most likely you have Welsh ancestors...
This delightful surname has been around for centuries and is still popular today. The popularity of Evans can be traced back to its Welsh roots – the first recorded use of the name being in 1284 when one John Evan was registered in Monmouthshire!
Like the name Evans, the Happy Families Card Game has also grown in popularity over time. In this card game, players collect sets of four cards which represent each member of a happy family: Father, Mother, Son and Daughter. It’s believed that this game was created by John Jaques & Son Ltd., who were inspired by characters from Victorian novels such as Charles Dickens and William Makepeace Thackeray.
If you are an Evans and want to show your pride, then why not purchase a happy families card game? It’s the perfect way for the family to have lots of fun together! We offer special cards with your family name on them so that you can have a personalised mini-tournament in the comfort of your own home.
In the Evans version of our Happy Families card games, there are loads of fun facts about the name randomly decorating the playing cards. Wondering what kind of thing you might see ? Well things like this:
1. Evans is a Welsh name that means "son of Evan."
2. It's the second most common surname in Wales. (After Jones).
3. The first recorded use of the name was in 1292.
4. There are approximately 50,000 people with the last name Evans in the United States.
5. The average life expectancy for someone with the last name Evans is 78 years. You have good genes if you're an Evans!
6. The name Evan is derived from the Hebrew name John, (or Ieuan in Welsh), which means "God is gracious."
7. The most common professions for people with the last name Evans are farmer and miner.
8. The earliest known Evans ancestor was Rhys ab Evan of Wales, who was born in 1080.
9. There are numerous famous people with the last name Evans, including actress Jessica Evans, actor Luke Evans, and DJ Chris Evans. You can get the whole story of the Evans Happy Families card game here.